Weatherford Democrat

Business

February 10, 2013

Full Bucket Products

By BRIAN SMITH

bsmith@weatherforddemocrat.com

DENNIS — Be good and do good.

The philosophy of Full Bucket Animal Supplements has reaped benefits for thousands of underprivileged farmers and ranchers in Mexico and Central America over the last year. Founder Rob Franklin, DVM, who along with his Texas A&M roommate and fraternity brother Keith Latson, DVM, decided to give back to the animals and people that desperately need it. The pair began to make supplements for horses, donkeys, mules and other larger animals about two years ago. After a trip to Mexico in October 2011, Franklin said he and Lawson had the urge to help the animals who are much more than farm animals to the people.

“One gentleman, who had no legs, was using his donkey as transportation,” Franklin said. “Ninety percent of the people (in the Veracruz region) either walk or use their animals as their form of transportation. People down there don’t have the money for a car.”

Many of the people in the area can’t afford veterinary services either, Franklin said. Because of the despair and the needs not being met, Franklin and Latson began working on ways to help the farmers in Mexico and using their American counterparts in the process. The pair had been working on other supplements at the time but dissolved the company to begin Full Bucket.

The way to help is quite simple. For every Full Bucket probiotic supplement purchased, one dose of a supplement is donated toward helping Mexican farmers.

Franklin said the program has been an incredible success since its inception about eight months ago. through strictly word of mouth advertising, ranchers and veterinarians purchased more than 35,000 doses of supplement, allowing for the same number being given to those horses and donkeys through the company’s Care + Care program.

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